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Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
Fairview Mesaba Clinics - Hibbing offers the ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) services of Dr. Kristin Fredrickson along with Tara Eskelson, PAC and Audiologist Gwen Washburn (Audiology Dept.).  Otolaryngologists, more commonly referred to as ENT physicians, are trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, and throat (ENT), and head and neck.


Otolaryngologists (ENT physicians) diagnose and treat patients with: 
■ Hearing disorders 

■ Ear Infections 

■ Balance disorders 

■ Ear noise (tinnitus) 

■ Nerve pain 

■ Facial and cranial nerve disorders 

■ Nasal cavity and sinus disorders 

■ Allergies 

■ Sense of smell 

■ Appearance of the nose 

■ Breathing disorders 

■ Diseases of the larynx (voice box) 

■ Upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus 

■ Voice and swalling disorders 

■ Infectious diseases of the throat and neck 

■ Benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors 

■ Facial trauma 

■ Deformities of the face 

Surgical Services:

■ Sinus 

■ Nasal 

■ Thyroid (thyroid lobectomy/total thyroidectomy) 

■ Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy 

■ Ear (tubes, tympanoplasty, mastoidectomy) 

■ Skin lesion excision and flap repair (skin cancer) 

■ Neck (neck cysts, lymph nodes, masses) 

■ Laryngology (vocal cord) 

■ Sleep apnea (uvulopalatopharyngoplasty) 

■ Oral cavity (frenulectomy, oral lesions, lip cancers/lesions)

Outreach Services



ENT services are offered at: 

■ Fairview Mesaba Clinic - Hibbing 

■ Fairviw Mesaba Clinic - Mt. Iron 

■ Bigfork Valley Hospital 

■ Cook Hospital

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